AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS
Split-pedestal dining table, USA, early 20th C.; Stained oak; Unmarked; 28 1/2" x 40" dia., three leaves: 12" ea.; Provenance: Collection of Anton Otto Fischer and Mary Ellen Sigsbee, Woodstock, NY; Descended in the family; Anton Otto Fischer was a noted painter of seascapes, ships, and men at sea who also illustrated numerous classic books including Moby Dick and Treasure Island. Mary Ellen Sigsbee, one of four daughters of famed naval captain Charles D. Sigsbee, was a noted political cartoonist for suffrage, and worked with several of the leading figures in the suffrage movement. She and Anton bought their home in Woodstock, NY in the 1930s and among the many furnishings they purchased was this table.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Fading, darkened dings, scratches, and a few stains to top. Good original finish and normal edge wear nicks to base. Minor seem separation to all legs. One tenon key has slipped down slightly (see detail photo). Leaves are much darker than top; seam separations/splits to two; some minor water stains to each. Missing one leaf.